Tuesday, October 27, 2009

~Pumpkin Carving 101 + Roasted Pumpkin Seeds~

IMG_6129 We carved pumpkins this past Sunday and I wanted toIMG_6123 share the photos of our spooky creations.  Mike and I have never carved pumpkins together so it was   something we had to do!  Naturally after you carve pumpkins you save the seeds and roast them!  It’s a little work but totally worth it.  Mike had never eaten a pumpkin seed so that gave me another reason to make them.IMG_6122

 The recipe I used was from my favorite online recipe web site, www.Allrecipes.com.  Here is the IMG_6126link to the pumpkin seed recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

And…here is a photo of our pumpkin seeds roasting in the oven!  They smelled delicious while baking, it really feels like fall when you are roasting seeds and carving pumpkins!   

And to end this post here are our pumpkins all lit up looking spooky on the patio.  The right pumpkin is mine and the left one is Mike’s.  It’s hard to see in this photo but Mike’s pumpkin has ears.  Looking forward to the weekend, Halloween will be a blast this year!IMG_6132

Monday, October 26, 2009

~Looking For Holiday Shoppers~

Now seeking holiday shoppers who want to buy greeting cards! You can be of any age, height, gender or personality and must love shopping holiday sales. Right now in my Artfire Shop: www.cardsbyjenna.artfire.com I am offering 10% off all cards. Prices reflect the sale price so shop away. You don't need an account to shop on Artfire so start searching and throwing things in your virtual cart. You will even receive a free note card if you spend $5.00 or more in my shop. Stay tuned, more items will be listed soon. Check my blog often for I have a giveaway coming up!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

~Etsy Pumpkins~

Since Fall has officially arrived I decided to search Etsy for pumpkin type items to feature on my blog.  I really love featuring Etsy Shop Owners who have under 50 sales.  Hopefully giving these Shops some exposure will boost their sales.  So the moral of this blog post is support handmade artisans this holiday season and purchase from either one of these fantastic Etsy Shops!

The first item I found is this yummy Pumpkin Salt Scrub from HumbleHill’s Shop.  Salt scrubs are a wonderful way to exfoliate and still moisturize your skin.  Jennifer, the shop owner of HumbleHill, is from Sequim, WA.  Ironically that’s just a few hours away from where I live in Issaquah.  Good Luck with your shop this year Jennifer!

Check out this adorable Jack-O-Lantern Pin from Jenni Shea’s Shop.  This pin can be given as a great gift or bought for yourself.  Looks like all Halloween items in Jenni’s shop are shipping for free these days.  Go check out the rest of her creative earrings and pins.  

Need some Halloween gift tags to put together party favors or goodie bags for trick or treaters?  Check out these Pumpkins, Ghosts and Bats – Small Circles/Tags from Paper Wick’s shop.  Get these quick for they are on sale!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

~Neglected Blog, Neglected shops, Giveaway Coming Soon!~

Sorry to my blog, etsy, and artfire shops!  I have been very pre-occupied lately due to wedding planning that I have been completely neglecting my blog and both of my card shops.  I have even been absent from the teams I am currently apart of so much so that I was kicked out of one and with no warning at all!  I won’t name names but needless to say by the time I came around to logging in to the forums my access was denied.  I’ve heard this team is known for giving the boot with no warning, oh well! 

In order to revive my shop I’m going to be setting up a giveaway soon.  I’m not sure what it will be but it will be great.  Check back later for more information.  In the meantime I’m hoping my blog and shops forgive me.